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Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Overview: SEVP(Student and Exchange Visitor Program) uses the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), a web-based solution, to track and monitor schools and programs, students, exchange visitors and their dependents while approved to participate in the U.S. education system. SEVP manages the F visa and M visa programs. The Department of State administers the J exchange visitor program.

Mandatory reporting requirements:: Schools and programs approved to host students and scholars on an F, J, or M visa are required to report certain information about international visitors in SEVIS. All required information must be reported in SEVIS within 21 days of notification of the change or event. Failure to report information in a timely fashion may result in the loss of the school or program’s certification to host international students and/or scholars.

Information that must be reported includes:
  • Change of legal name
  • Change of U.S. address
  • Change of major field of study
  • Change of education degree level
  • Change of funding
  • Authorization for on-campus employment
  • violation of the international visitor’s visa status,such as academic suspension, criminal conviction, failure to enroll and unauthorized off-campus employment.

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